Many people have their first encounter with law enforcement and the criminal
justice system when arrested and charged with DUI. Whether the arrest
took place after a stop at a roadside checkpoint over the holidays, due
to a traffic violation, or in another type of traffic stop, before you
plead guilty you should understand everything about your options for defending
against the charges.
Law enforcement throughout the areas of Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta
and Hemet are given the task of identifying and arresting any person believed
to be operating their vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Over holidays, the police presence is increased, and many people in recent
weeks were arrested and charged with a DUI offense. There is one factor
that must be fully understood – an arrest may not mean a conviction.
Your case may have flaws, and the errors could be serious enough that
the charges could be dropped. You owe it to yourself to find out about
your actual options before you make the decision to plead guilty. What
if you actually were below the legal limit but the testing device had
been improperly calibrated? What if the police illegally stopped you,
as you were not driving dangerously? There are a number of ways that a
DUI offense can be successfully defended, but each case must be reviewed
carefully to come to a decision.
Any attorney that represents the accused in DUI charges must take the time
to engage in a full analysis of every piece of evidence that led to the
arrest. Law enforcement makes mistakes. Testing devices can be faulty.
Rights can be violated. You could have a viable defense case, and you
deserve to find out what can be done to help you defend against the charge.
Attorney Nic Cocis and his firm, the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates,
represents the criminally accused throughout the cities of Murrieta, Temecula,
Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Hemet, Banning, Corona and Riverside
in DUI defense and other criminal charges.